America’s $1.2 Billion Mexico Milk Trade Is Now at Risk

4/26/2017 Bloomberg

The biggest U.S. dairy importer is talking with New Zealand and buying more from the EU. Guess why.

With a tweet on Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump told Wisconsin dairy farmers—and the world—that America “will not stand for” the Canadian policies he says are hurting U.S. exports:

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But his next tweet might have hurt those farmers even more:

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Even as the Trump administration jousts with Canada over its latest trade dispute, it might want to keep a closer eye on Mexico, America’s No. 1 one dairy importer. Its southern neighbor, which figures prominently in the U.S. government’s crime and immigration rhetoric, spent almost twice as much money as Canada did on U.S. dairy in 2016. That’s $1.2 billion.

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